Online Sexual Grooming

The NSPCC has released figures from a Freedom of Information request to police forces in England and Wales which show that there were at least 4,373 offences of sexual communication with a child recorded in the year to April 2019 compared with 3,217 in the previous year; where age was provided, One in five victims were aged 11 or younger; and the number of recorded instances of the use of Instagram was more than double that of the previous year.

Article: Recorded online sexual grooming crimes rise by a third